The cinematography in the video is awesome. It’s from 2009 but hey, the letterpress process is far older. It makes me want a nice whiskey.
In rural Wisconsin, a lone employee waits in a cavernous old museum for visitors to come. A few individuals straggle in every few days and then, come Friday, the museum fills with life. Machines hum, presses print, artists buzz about. One weekend each month, the quiet of Two Rivers is interrupted as carloads of artisans drive in from across the Midwest. The place comes alive as printmaking workshops led by, and filled with, some of the nation’s top design talent descend on the sleepy enclave.
This site is a curated list of printers and manufacturers in and around London, it is dependent upon everyones input to make a wealth of resources for everyone to use. Great stuff.
A little something that all of you creatives might be interested in regarding copyright and sharing.
Linocut is one of the simplest forms of relief printing. The process starts by cutting a design into a flat sheet of linoleum, using a knife or a chisel to carve a reverse image. The lino design is then rollered with ink and printed onto paper using a press or a bit of straightforward elbow grease! To celebrate this lo-fi, high impact medium Hermit Editions invited a group of artists to challenge their signature styles, dispense with their macbooks and tablets and get their fingers dirty with the Linocut Project.
Print Club London print and publish silk screen prints by some of the UK’s most exciting illustrative talent! This festive season Print Club London are pleased to present their new exhibition “12 Prints”. As always it was an open submission to allow the artists to showcase their own personal style and point of view. The response was amazing. The key to the show they believe, is aligning some really established illustrators, street artists and designers alongside those fresh out of art school creating an equal platform. Their aim is to bring affordable art prints to a wider demographic and encouraging buyers to invest in original artwork.
Thanks to everyone who turned up to the show at Victoria Dalston last Thursday. It was a fantastic night with a great turn out and lots of amazing prints were made. A massive thank you to Seiko Kato, Jim O’Raw, Eliza Pepermans, Niamh Carolan, Danielle Theroux, Cody Lee and Matthew Snow. Also we are very excited about the video edit that is being made by the wonderful Jasmine Hetherington-Wilkes.
Katy is a printmaker who is currently studying an MA at Camberwell University of the Arts. Her methods are very DIY with many of her prints being created with hand cut stencils with perfect registration. She has just made her new website, go check it out.
Here’s a cool little video of Lovenskate which is a studio based in East London who stick with the old method of screen printing onto skateboard decks.
Pulp Art Book- the multi-media collaboration between photographer Neil Krug (Alexander) and model Joni (Harbeck) Alexander – can be seen in & purchased as limited edition prints, books, and films. The images were shot on polaroid film which is way past its sell by date which gives it the grainy appearance. Very, very nice indeed.
Frinton Press creates beautiful hand screen printed products designed by talented illustrators from far and wide. Through open calls for submissions they have gathered an array of extremely talented artists from the newly graduated to the well established and given them opportunities to collaborate with different people and promote their work to new audiences. The products are hand screen printed by Frinton Press in Print Club London Studio, using quality papers and inks. They strive to be as eco-friendly with their materials as possible, which are generally for those people who don’t shop mainstream. It’s about a more creative life, with an eye for excellent quality and craftsmanship.
A bit of shameless self promotion here… I’m currently working on a huge limited edition CMYK screen print which will be added to Ivan Massow‘s amazing collection of self portraits which he started when he was a teenager. I am working alongside the extremely talented Stuart Sandford who has taken some tremendous photographs for this project.
Guerilla Print is set up by Christian Majonek and is based in Leipzig, Germany. Some lovely bike orientated images from the HGB – Studienpreis 2011 – Exhibition.
We are hosting an awesome show at the Victoria Dalston on the 17th November. There will be live music from Old Mayor and Adam The Rapper. We are also going to be printing a bunch of t-shirt designs on the night, so bring some blank tees. Last but not least, we are exhibiting the CM Series of screen prints in the main room. It’s a mere £3 for entry so make sure you get down for an evening of fun which will start from 6pm and run until midnight. RSVP at the Facebook Event.
This limited-edition series of screen prints is a collaboration between me, Dan Funderburgh, Seripop, and Sonnenzimmer on behalf of Public Works , an annual art show and speaker series that supports the enhancement of community and culture through creative occupations.
Dan Funderburgh is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose creations are rooted in the world of decorative arts. His personal and gallery work includes letterpress and screen prints, sculptures and installations that play off of historical ornamentation.
Matthew is a Stafford born infographic designer who spends his time between the London Borough of Hackney and the West Coast of Ireland. He has a passion for clear precise design, screen printed animals and taking long walks on windy beaches in the Irish countryside. This gentleman is one to watch.
His full portfolio can be found here matthewcoles.co.uk
Lizzy Stewart is an illustrator, based in London, who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Her work is inspired, primarily, by a need to tell stories but also by folk culture, music and the places in which she finds herself. Check out some of her wonderful gocco prints.
Lazy Oaf have done it again! An awesome collection of six t-shirts by six different artists… Andy Rementer, Jim Stoten, Burgerac, Marcus Oakley and Tom Edwards. Bloody good.
Carey Ellis is a recent graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design gaining a First in Textile design. Shortly progressing onto an MA in Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She is a digital and screen print designer for fashion, textiles and accessories, who is available for commissions and exhibitions. We love her work!
If you love the eighties (actually, who doesn’t ?) you surely will like Michael Willis’ work! This graphic artist, based in London combines eclectic elements with psychedelic and kitschy art. Like I said, his work is one big trip back to the eighties and evokes a feeling of melancholia, but still there’s lots of space for a modern twist. Michael is also co-founder of Panther Club; this independent label and print collective aims to show the best in graphic art nowadays. Panther Club publishes limited edition printed matter and have already worked with several great artists and had lots of amazing projects on their record!
The amazing Le Gun are exhibiting at SUZANNE TARASIEVE PARIS / LOFT19 Passage de lʼAtlas – 5, Villa Marcel Lods 75019, from 4 November 2011 – 23 December 2011 Tuesday to Saturday, 11am–7pm and by appointment. These guys always put on a good show, so if you can make it then do so.
What is Leisure? I think you should all head over to the site and have a look for yourself. Answers on a postcard. All we know is that we love it!
Shillinglaw’s work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas, and large scale wall murals. David has enjoyed applying his fine art practice to a number of other contexts, which range from theatre set designs, to album cover design.
A few weeks ago I was at Beach London and saw some awesome work of James Hines. It was love at first sight! James, who lives and works in Brighton, combines photography, illustration and many graphical elements in his work. The themes are mostly totally ‘insane- in-the-brain’ -psychedelic ( in the good way), assembled with some fun colours; this is the magic formula!
Based in Minneapolis is Studio On Fire, that specialises in custom letterpress. Absolutely amaaaazzzzing.
Floodit 08 took place at the Trinity Centre in Bristol where there was live music and a special live printing event. Three t-shirts were printed on the night with designs from the likes of Motorboy, Chris Wright, White Duck, Richt and The Bearded 45. Thanks to Ged Palmer for taking some snaps of the night.